Battlefield 4, released for multiple platforms was one of the most anticipated games for 2013. People were dying to get their hands on it and when DICE showed the 64 Man multiplayer demonstration at E3 this year, many people had a jaw dropping experience.
From the release of the Open Beta , Battlefield 4 faced many problems due to constant crashes and bugs . EA/Dice had mentioned that all of the issues had been resolved , but we are afraid that the Official launch was and still is worse than the Beta.
The sales were affected by the launch , the first week was a nice start for the game but wasn’t much of an expected milestone. The franchise managed to sell 622k copies of the game, but the worst started in the second week where it’s sales were almost cut in half Globally (-47.6%).
The third week looks like it may further take a nosedive in sales. But one positive factor is tomorrows Xbox One release where Battlefield 4 is one of the launch titles, aswell as the Second Assault DLC that will be available to play first on the Xbox One.
The key factor that will affect the sales of Battlefield is the patch which will be coming out next week, which promises to remove alot of technical bugs and crashing issues on the Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and PC . Along with the Second Assault DLC which is to add an extra 4 maps and various game modes that might attract attention.
Even though EA is marketing their new DLC , fans seem to be hijacking their efforts by shouting to “FIX THE GAME FIRST” as they are not happy with the BF4 gameplay or more like “no gameplay at all” and this has seemed to have dropped their NASDAQ stock value aswell.
EA is on lose with stocks consistently dropping down with a 3 month low today, which may further decrease if the problems on Battlefield 4 are not ironed out. This will stop us from recommending a game with so much potential.